Can you style curly hair extensions?
Guerrero says that if your extensions are real human hair, you can style them just like your natural hair. “We recommend cleansing with a gentle shampoo, hydrating with a rich conditioner and using a gel to ensure the curl pattern sets and holds.”
How do you maintain curly hair extensions?
Your extensions will need to be cleansed, conditioned and styled with care, explains Guerrero. She recommends giving your hair a deep conditioning treatment every few weeks to keep them looking healthy. If you need a recommendation, we like the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Intense Repair Inner Strength System
for stronger, healthier-looking curls. “Another important component is proper storage. If you store them neatly and properly, you’ll maintain them for much longer.”
How long do curly hair extensions last before needing to replace and wash them?
“This depends on how often you wear them, how you care for them and how you store them,” says Guerrero. “If you wear your extensions every day, you’ll likely need to wash them once a week just as you would your own hair.” Extensions can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the level of care and wear. To make sure your extensions last a long time, remember to store them in a dry area, neatly stacked in a satin or silk bag, use the right products and deep condition regularly.